Welcome to the Oncology Section

The Oncology Section of APTA advances physical therapist practice to maximize the lifelong health, well-being and function of persons affected by cancer and HIV.

Knowledge, Compassion, Practice, Results

Our association consists of professional Physical Therapists managing the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary and cardiopulmonary rehabilitative needs of patients resulting from the treatment of active cancer disease.

Get Ready for the 2018 Combined Sections Meeting

Join over 12,000 innovative and dedicated professionals in NOLA for the largest conference on physical therapy in the country. With programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections, you will not want to miss this upbeat conference!

Oncology Section Introduces New Guideline on Diagnosis of Upper Quadrant Lymphedema in Patients With Cancer

While early recognition of upper quadrant lymphedema secondary to cancer can play a crucial role in maintaining quality of life for patients …

Proposed Bylaw Amendments to Include Name Change

The Oncology Section is putting forth several bylaw amendments to include a name change: The Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association, Inc. …

Clinical Research Grant Application Deadline (May 1, 2018)

One clinical research grant award of $5,000 is available to Oncology Section members to assist with a 1-year research study that investigates …

Oncology Courses

Head & Neck Cancer – Zion, IL

Midwestern Regional Medical Center
2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Head & Neck Cancer – Olney, MD

18101 Prince Philip Drive
(Community Learning Centers A & B)
Olney, MD 20832

Evidence in Action: A Comprehensive Management of Balance Impairments and Falls

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

The Critical Role of the Rehab Professional in Hospice and Palliative Care

Midwestern Regional Medical Center
2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Advanced Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – Zion, IL

Midwestern Regional Medical Center
2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Advanced Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – Garden City, NY

Full Circle Physical Therapy P.C.
Located at: 310 Old Country Road-  suite 104
Garden City, NY 11530

Meet a Member

Congratulations to Steve Wechsler

Congratulations to Stephen Weschler, PT, DPT for being awarded the APTA Emerging Leader Award in 2017. The Emerging Leaders Program enables each APTA chapter or section to identify and honor 1 PT or PTA who has demonstrated extraordinary service early in his or her physical therapy career.

Join the Oncology Section ListServ

The Section's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.

Clinical Research Grants

Are you up on the latest Oncology Physical Therapy research or are your just starting out? New and experienced Section members can make valuable contributions.

Clinical Internship Opportunities

This list of clinical sites is provided as a service to Oncology Section Members.

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

The Oncology Section, APTA has several course offerings looking for partners to host. The host facility will be chosen based on the guarantee that they can draw a minimum of 20 registrants.

Oncology Section Member Awards

Know of a PT/PTA professional needing recognition? Here is the place to find out about our Member Awards.

Booth Signup

Sign up for an available volunteer slot at the Academy booth in the CSM Exhibit Hall! You must be logged in to sign up.

Sign Up to Become a Volunteer

This Section survives and thrives on it's exceptional line of volunteers. From experienced to clincians; if you want to be a leader, we have a position.

Look Inside the Oncology Toolbox

What's in your Physical Therapy Bag of Tricks? Find more and contribute some.